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Baked Tandoori Chicken (or Tofu) with "clean-out-your-fridge veggies" and flavorful tandoori marinade, all cooked on a sheet-pan. Delicious, healthy recipe! Vegetarian Adaptable! #tandoorichicken #bakedtandoorichicken #tandooritofu

Baked Tandoori Chicken and Veggies (or Tandoori Tofu)


Baked Tandoori Chicken (or Tofu) with “clean out your fridge” veggies.  Serve over basmati rice, with Cucumber Raita and Indian Naan Bread. Updated 7/2020



  • 1/2 cup plain yogurt whole milk yogurt
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1 tablespoon lime juice
  • 6 fat garlic cloves
  • 1 tablespoon fresh ginger, sliced
  • 1 tablespoon ground coriander
  • 1 tablespoon ground  cumin
  • 2 teaspoons garam masala
  • 2 teaspoons paprika (not smoked)
  • 1/2 teaspoon turmeric powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon cayenne
  • 2 teaspoons kosher salt
  • 1 teaspoon pepper
  • ——
  •  1 1/2- 2 pounds chicken thighs (boneless, skinless) OR  tofu “filets” about 1 inch thick
  • 1 layer of vegetables, sliced or diced ½ inch thick (carrots, winter squash, sweet potato,onion, cauliflower, zucchini, peppers, potatoes, eggplant, parsnips …etc.)
  • olive oil
  • salt
  • pepper

Garnish: cilantro, scallions, cilantro mint chutney

Serve over: basmati rice, with Cucumber Raita and Indian Naan Bread.



  1. Preheat oven to 425F
  2. Place all marinade ingredients together in a blender. Blend until smooth. Set 1/4 cup aside.
  3. Place chicken or tofu in a bowl ( if using both, use separate bowls) and pour remaining marinade over top reserving the 1/4 cup for basting. Set chicken/ tofu aside.
  4. Cut veggies to roughly ½ inch and place on a parchment lined sheet-pan. You want them fairly similar in thickness so they cook in about the same amount of time. Toss veggies with olive oil, salt and pepper and spread out.
  5. Place marinated chicken/tofu over the veggies, spooning a couple teaspoons of the marinade over the veggies if you like. Go light.
  6. Bake 25 minutes in the middle of the oven.
  7. Baste the chicken and tofu with a little more of the remaining marinade. Bake 10 -12 more minutes or until chicken is done and veggies are tender.


Serve over fluffy basmati rice, or with naan bread with a side of cilantro mint chutney or  raita!

If using chicken breasts, cooking time will shorten- baste at 20 minutes,  and these should be done at 25 mins depending on size.

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